Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Madina Various
Meaning unknown.
Madkins English
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name Madde.
Madlangsakay Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
Madonia Italian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
Madonna Italian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Madraswala Indian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Madren English
Probably a habitational name from Madron in Cornwall. Alternatively, possibly from Madryn in Gwynedd, Wales.
Madrigal Spanish
"Madrigal" comes from from the Venetian madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb."
Madriz Spanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
Madroñero Spanish
It literally means "strawberry farmer".
Madrus Estonian
Madrus is an Estonian surname meaning "sailor".
Maduea Thai
Means "fig" in Thai.
Madusanka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Madushanka.
Madushanka Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, delicious, honey".
Madžar Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
Mäe Estonian
Mäe is an Estonian surname meaning "hill".
Maebara Japanese
Maebara is an uncommon Japanese surname that has more than one meaning, depending on the characters used to write it. The first and most common spelling is with the characters for "Before" (前) and "Original" (原)... [more]
Mäehans Estonian
Mäehans is an Estonian surname, a corruption meaning "mountain/hill city".
Maejima Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Jima means "Island". This is a variant of Maeshima.
Mäekalle Estonian
Mäekalle is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain slope".
Mäekivi Estonian
Mäekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain stone".
Mäeloog Estonian
Mäeloog is an Estonian surname meaning "hill windrow".
Mäemets Estonian
Mäemets is an Estonian surname meaning "hill forest".
Maeno Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning "front, forward" and 野 (no) meaning "area, field, wilderness".
Mäeorg Estonian
Mäeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill glen".
Mäeots Estonian
Mäeots is an Estonian surname meaning "hill cusp/tip".
Mäepea Estonian
Mäepea is an Estonian surname meaning "hill head" ("top of the hill").
Mäepõld Estonian
Mäepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain field".
Mäesalu Estonian
Mäesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "hill grove".
Maeshima Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Shima means "Island".
Maestre Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
Mäetalu Estonian
Mäetalu is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill farmstead".
Maeyamada Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward", Yama means "Mountain", and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty. The source is in the notes.
Maffia Italian
Variant of Mattia.
Maffione Italian
Possibly a derivative of the given name Maffeo. This surname is from the Puglia region of Barletta, southern Italy.
Maffret French
beleived to originated in{ NICE, france} in the late 19th century, emmigration from france to london,{stepney}, where the surname was mistakenly added an extra letter "T" resulting in the surname MAFFRETT
Magaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
Magarang Filipino, Maranao
Means "bright, sharp" in Maranao.
Magbanua Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town".
Magbuhos Filipino, Tagalog
Means "douse, pour" in Tagalog.
Mag Céadaigh Irish
It means "son of Céadach".
Magdaleno Spanish
Masculine form of the Biblical name Magdalena.
Magdy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Majdi chiefly used in Egypt.
Maged Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Majid.
Mag Eiteagáin Irish
It means "son of Eiteagán".
Magellan English
Anglicized form of Magalhães.
Mag Eochagáin Irish
It means "son of Eochagán".
Mag Fhionnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Fionnán"
Maggio Italian
From a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius "larger" and maiestas "greatness"... [more]
Maggiori Italian
Recorded in many spelling forms including the 'base' form of Maggi, and the diminutives and double diminutives Maggiore, Maggiori, Di Maggio, Maggorini, and many others, this is an Italian surname of Roman (Latin) origins... [more]
Maggs English
Metronymic from the medieval personal name Mag.
Maghery Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
Maghribi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the west", also referring to the country of Morocco. It could be used to refer to a Moroccan person or (in English) someone from the Maghreb region of Northern Africa.
Magill English
Magindara Cebuano
Magindara is a name of a demigoddess who turned into a mermaid, it is also the name of mythical creatures in the Philippines that are man-eating mermaids. It's a Central Bikol word for "mermaid".
Maglasang Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a forest dweller or a person originally from a forest, derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
Magner Irish, Ancient Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
Magnum English
Possibly derived from the given name Magnus.
Magnus Various
From the given name Magnus.
Magnusdóttir Icelandic
Patronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Magnus".
Magnuson English
Means "Son of Magnus".
Magnússon Icelandic
Means "son of Magnús" in Icelandic.
Magomadov Chechen
Means "son of Magomed".
Magombo Swahili, African, Swazi (Rare)
Meaning unknown, possibly related from the fore name of the same name. It means "leaves" (verb) in Swahili.
Magondacan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao magondakan meaning "artistic, graceful".
Magowan Northern Irish
Origion person from Ballygowan Co Down Northern Ireland
Magpantay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to align" in Tagalog.
Magpayo Filipino, Tagalog
Means "advise, give advice" in Tagalog.
Magsaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "relate, narrate, declare" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957), the seventh president of the Philippines.
Magtibay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
Maguadok Chamorro
Chamorro action word for "to dig a hole (in the ground)".
Mahabir Indian, Trinidadian Creole
From Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero, husband".
Mahajan Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali
Means "great (number of) people" or "tradesman, merchant" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with जन (jána) meaning "person, people".
Mahalah African
zambian (tumbuka) name meaning intelligent. "mwana wa mahalah" means intelligent child
Mahapatra Indian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat) "great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra) "drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
Maharaj Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Trinidadian Creole
Means "great king" or "great ruler" from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign".
Maharana Indian, Odia
Derived from the Sanskrit title महाराणा (maharana) meaning "king of kings", from महा (maha) meaning "great" and राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Maharjan Nepali
Meaning uncertain.
Mahato Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
From a title given to the head of a village or a well-to-do peasant, possibly derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahat) meaning "great, large, big".
Mahdi Arabic, Persian
From the given name Mahdi.
Mahdizadeh Persian
From the given name Mahdi combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Maher Irish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
Maher Croatian
Colloquial term for "master".
Mahi'ai Hawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
Mahilum Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano mahilom meaning "quiet, still, silent".
Mahinay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
Mahlapuu Estonian
Mahlapuu is an Estonian surname derived from "mahlakas"; meaning "lush", "sappy" and "malapert" "tree/wood"; "lush tree".
Mahler German
Variant of Maler, a German occupational surname meaning "painter", particularly a stained glass painter.... [more]
Mahloy English (American)
Mahloy is a misspelling of Malloy by Charles Malloy's (b. 1898, Scotland) elementary school teacher in the Ireland. The surname Malloy is derived from the pre 10th century Old Gaelic name O'Maolmhuidh, meaning the descendant of the Great Chief.
Mahmood Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmoud Arabic
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmoudinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Mahmoud" in Persian.
Mahmud Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmutović Bosnian
Means "son of Mahmut".
Mahon Irish
A shortened form of Mahoney.
Mahrez Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic مُحْرَز (maḥraz) meaning "accomplished, achieved, attained". A notable bearer is Riyad Mahrez (1991-), an Algerian footballer.
Mahto Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of Mahato.
Mahusay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "great, skillful" in Tagalog.
Mai Chinese
From Chinese 麦 (mài) meaning "wheat, barley, oats". It was adopted as a family name by the descendants of Maiqiu, a figure from the Spring and Autumn Period, or Mai Tiezheng, a Sui dynasty military general.
Mai Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 梅 (mai) meaning "plum".
Maia Portuguese
Habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto.
Maià Catalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
Maide Estonian
Maide is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon (a type of freshwater fish)".
Maides English
Maides is an almost extinct surname which has decreased significantly in popularity since the 19th century, though has always been relatively uncommon. The surname is today most popular in Leicestershire but the family bearing the surname from that area seem to have originated from the south of Warwickshire... [more]
Maidre Estonian
Maidre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of fish)".
Maimeri Italian
Surname of italian painter and entrepreneur Giovanni (Gianni) Maimeri.
Maimets Estonian
Maimets is an Estonian surname meaning "May forest".
Main Scottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
Maine French
French topographic name from Old French maine ‘dwelling’, ‘residence’, ‘abode’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named.
Maine Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
Mainé Catalan
Variant of Mainer.
Mair Scottish
A steward, bailiff, or warden.
Mair Welsh
From the given name Mair
Maire French (Swiss)
French Swiss surname ... [more]
Mairena Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Andalusian localities: Mairena, Municipality of Nevada, Mairena del Alcor, or Mairena del Aljarafe.
Maison French
Means "house" in French.
Maison English
Variant spelling of Mason.
Maisonneuve French
Means "new house" in French.
Maitland English, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
Maitlis Jewish
Means "son of Meytl", a Yiddish female personal name, literally "little Meyte", a Yiddish female personal name derived from Middle High German maget "maid".
Maitre French
occupational name for one who was the head of a craft or trade guild, from Old French maistre ‘master’ (Latin magister).
Maivel Estonian
Maivel is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of freshwater fish).
Maizles Polish
A polish-jewish name with german origins.... [more]
Maizono Japanese
maizono means "dance park". the kanji used are 舞(mai) meaning "dance" and 園 (sono) meaning "park".... [more]
Maiztegi Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in Bizkaia.
Maj Polish, Jewish
Surname adopted with reference to the month of May, Polish maj. Surnames referring to months were sometimes adopted by Jewish converts to Christianity, with reference to the month in which they were baptized or in which the surname was registered.
Majange Shona
Meaning unknown.
Majeed Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Majid.
Majerle Slovene
Slovene surname Majerle, a variant of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Majer, which was a status name for "steward, bailiff, tenant farmer, or village headman", from the German Meyer.
Majhi Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
Majid Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Majid.
Majidov Dagestani, Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Majid".
Majilom Visayan
Literally "quiet" in Cebuano
Majima Japanese (Rare)
Ma means "Real,Genuine" (this is used most likely,anyway) and Jima means "Island".
Majors Norman
Based on the Norman given name Mauger. The name indicates one who is the son of Maugier, an Old French personal name, which is derived from the Old Germanic name Malger, which means council spear.
Majstorović Serbo-Croatian (Rare)
Comes from word majstor meaning master.
Majumdar Bengali (Muslim)
Means “record keeper, archivist” in Bengali.
Mak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mai.
Makar Russian
From the given name Makar.
Makarov Russian
Means "son of Makar".
Makarova Russian
Feminine form of Makarov.
Makepeace English
From a medieval nickname for a skilled conciliator. It was borne by English cricketer Harry Makepeace (1881-1952).
Maker Dutch
From Dutch maken "to make or mend".
Makhachev Avar, Lak
Means "son of Makhach".
Makhlouf Arabic
From the given name Makhlouf.
Makhov Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian surname derived from Kabardian махуэ (māx°ă) meaning "day".
Mäki Finnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
Makice American (Modern, Rare)
Taken as a new common familyname by Kevin McGrew Isbister and Amy Elizabeth Clendening. They scrambled their initials (KMI and AEC), and came up with “Makice” as their family name.
Makiguchi Japanese
From Japanese 牧 (maki) meaning "shepard" and 口 (guchi) meaning "mouth, opening".
Makimura Japanese
According to Hi!Penal!, this is written in three different ways (different kanji for "maki"), this kanji (牧) meaning "Shepard" and Mura (村) meaning "Village" is an example.
Makino Japanese
Makino means "Shepard Feild".
Makishima Japanese
From Japanese 牧 (maki) meaning "shepard" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Makita Japanese
I'm not sure how the surname is usually written, but 真 (Ma) means "Genuine, Real, Sincere" and 北 (Kita) means "North". On the other hand, 牧 (Maki) means "Shepard, Tend cattle" and 田 (Ta) means "Rice Field, Rice Paddy"... [more]
Makkar Polish
Polish and Ukrainian: from the personal name Makary (Polish), Makar (Ukrainian), vernacular forms of the Greek ecclesiastical name Makarios meaning ‘blessed’.
Makó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Makár or Mátyás.
Makonnen Eastern African, Amharic
Derived from the given name Makonnen.
Makovoza Baltic (Latinized, Rare), German (Latinized, Rare), Russian (Rare)
There is no history of the name just a family name I on't know if some people have it as a first name too.
Makowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Maków, Makowa or Makowo, all derived from Polish mak meaning "poppy".
Makri Greek
Female equivalent of Makris.
Makris Greek
Means 'long' in Greek.
Makriyannis Greek
Notable bearer of this name is General Yannis Makriyannis (1797-1864), was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author.
Maksatov Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Maksat".
Maksimova Russian
Russian feminine form of Maksimov.
Maksimović Serbian
Means "son of Maksim".
Maksym Ukrainian, Polish
From the given name Maksym.
Maksymov Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Maksimov, meaning "son of Maksym".
Maksymova Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine counterpart of Maksymov.
Maksymowicz Polish
Means "son of Maksym".
Malabanan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "resist, fight against" in Tagalog.
Malacad Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano malakad meaning "walkable (distance)".
Malachi Hebrew
From the given name Malachi.
Małachowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Małachowo, Małachów, or Małachowice.
Malaeb Arabic
Lebanese Druze name possibly derived from Arabic مَلْعَب (malʿab) meaning "scene, theatre, sport".
Malalis Filipino, Cebuano
Means "arguable, questionable" in Cebuano.
Malaluan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "surpass, exceed" in Tagalog.
Malanowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malanowo or Malanów.
Malaque Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog malaki meaning "big, large, great."
Malasenco Ukrainian
This surname is a moderately common Ukrainian name and was formed from the Hebrew name MALACHI. After 988 A.D., every Slav, having been baptized, would undergo a ceremony, conducted by a priest, to receive a Christian name... [more]
Malashenko Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from a Ukrainian form of Hebrew Malachi.
Malawani Filipino, Maranao
Means "daring, harsh" in Maranao.
Malaya Russian, Ukrainian
From Russian малый (maliy) or Ukrainian малий (malyy) both meaning "small, little", used as a nickname for a small child or a person who was thin or short in stature. Alternately, it may have come from Tatar малай (malay) meaning "boy, son" or "apprentice".
Malczewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Malczewo in Poznań voivodeship, or Malczew in Radom voivodeship.
Maldini Italian
Possibly derived from an apheresis of the surname Grimaldi.
Male English
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
Malec Polish, Czech, Croatian, Slovene
a nickname derived from slavic word "maly", meaning small
Malecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malki in the voivodeships of Ostroleka and Torun.
Malecuit French
Means "doughy," "soggy," or "undercooked" in French.
Malefeijt Dutch
A variant spelling of Malefeyt. This is also actually an archaic spelling (as the sound written as -eijt will be always be written as -eit or -ijt in modern times), but it has (barely) managed to survive into modern times... [more]
Malefeyt Dutch (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch surname that is now no longer in use (not in this exact spelling, that is): the spelling reflects the surname's origin from older times (as -eyt is an exclusively archaic spelling that has not survived into modern times like its counterparts -eit and -ijt did)... [more]
Malefijt Dutch
Modern form of Malefeyt, which is also the most common form of the surname. In The Netherlands, there were 24 bearers of the surname in 2007.
Malek Arabic, Persian, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Malik.
Maleki Persian
From the given name Malek.
Malešev Serbian (Rare)
It is believed that the name derives from the name of a mountain.
Maletz German (Silesian)
German-Silesian variant of Slavic surname Malec.
Maley Irish
Variant of Malley
Malfait French
Derived from French mal fait, which literally means "poorly done, badly done". In the context of the surname, it refers to the first bearer being "malformed" or "deformed" (as it was in the eyes of people from older times), which means that he either was physically disabled or able-bodied but with a physical trait that deviated from the norm.
Malfeyt Dutch, Flemish
Generally a Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Malfait, with the spelling reflecting the surname's origin from older times (as -eyt is an exclusively archaic spelling that has not survived into modern times like its counterparts -eit and -ijt did)... [more]
Malfitano Italian
Altered form of Amalfitano.
Malfoi French
Variant of Malfoy.
Malfois French
Variant of Malfoy.
Malfoy French
Malfoy is a French name roughly translating to "bad faith"